Tuesday, August 28, 2012

WOYWW 169

Yep, Wednesday again - and the end of August no less!  I mean, really?  It's the day that I expose myself to all that dare take a peak.  It all starts at Julia's blog - Stamping Ground.  Click here to go where it all begins.

I picked up my desk a bit and have been playing with my Cuttlebug.  I used a Tim Holtz die (butterflies) and cut them out of a Starbucks coffee wrap.  Both of my B plates were cut with the die so I'm not sure what I did wrong.  I like how the butterflies came out though.
This is just a small corner of my table
Here's a full angle shot.  
I've been knitting a cowl with some hand-dyed yarn.  The two white things are candlesticks found at the local thrift store.  In the red cup is a collection of silverware also bought at the thrift store (there's a hint as to what I'm going to do with them right in the cup).  Notice the tiny stack of embossing folders.  Peaking out behind the cup is a bumper sticker that needs to go on the car.  It says "Wag More, Bark Less."  Believe it or not I'm a nicer driver when I have that sticker on my car..... 

And now, since there were a lot of food photos last week.  Here's a snack I had at a local restaurant last week.
Chips, salsa and guacamole -- ole
As always, I'll visit those that end in the same number as me and also those that visit me (please leave your number).  Then I visit as many others as I can.

Peace,
Kay

59 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Those birds are fab...love the foodie pic!

Ohhh Snap said...

Now I'm wanting chips and guac lol. Lovely crafty goodness on your desk :D. I love using bits of cardboard in dies. Here is a link to a larger image of the clock, instructions are at the bottom of the page. http://ohhhsnapper.blogspot.com/2012/02/graphic-45-design-team-2012-audition.html Happy WOYWW! #2

S said...

Yes, August has just flown by, the whole summer really. But school is back in session so I found time for WOYWW again. I was planning on playing with some butterflies soon too - I like how your turned out.

sandra de said...

So many wonderful creative projects on your desk. I am intrigued with the contents of the red cup. Please do give us some follow up pics as I have no idea what you are going to do .... metal windchimes!! See no idea. Have a lovely week.
Sandra @19

Spyder said...

Fab pictures...now I'm hungry!! 2.45 in the morning....I could have an early breakfast! Thank you for my snoop! Happy WOYWW!
(Lyn) #16

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Kay, ah dont show me food when I am hungry argh! and yes that is a puzzle about your B plates.. but love the butterflies ...and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #28

Redanne said...

Hi Kay, nice shot of your workspace this week. The only thing I can think is that you had one die facing up and one facing down but then you would not have ended up with two cut pieces so that is a mystery yet to be solved.....can't think what you might make with the contents of the red mug either but it is the middle of the night here....Happy WOYWW, Anne x #32

BJ said...

Love the corrugated butterflies. I didn't have a base plate for my butterflies at first and tried various sandwiches in my Cuttlebug to get them to work and they ended up with the metal steel rule part coming through the back of the die by a few mm, so this would account for them marking both B plates methinks. They still work though, but I wonder what sandwich you used - I bought the tag die which I use as a baseplate now and even other M&S mark that. BJ#35

sandee said...

Always interesting to visit your desk, are you going to make jewlery from the silverware? We are suppose to have a blue moon on Friday, you going to try and photograph it? waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

VonnyK said...

Those butterflies are really clever, coming from a coffee cup. That green cutter thingy looks like a handy tool. You guys have all the fun toys.
Have a great week.
Von #44

jill said...

Now thats what i like to see is recycling. The cup makes lovely butterflies. Great crafting desk , jill #51

inkypinkycraft said...

wow love your butterflies..i need some coffee wraps! have a great week trace x 48

Di said...

Super butterflies Kay - and that 'snack' looks soooo yummy :) Wonder how you managed to cut two B plates though? Hugs, Di xx #65

Annie said...

Love the colours in the wool you're knitting with. Hope we get to see it finished.
Hugs,
A x #68

okienurse said...

looks like a really busy table today! Looking forward to seeing the cowl done! I am sunk...brb. Okay dug in the cabinet for some chips and salsa! I think I am going to go eat Mexican tomorrow! I am after my dear daughter to go to Hatch with me next month to get some peppers but she isn't real sympathetic to a long drive for peppers. Oh well kids. Have a great week. Thanks for sharing! Vickie #67

Mrs F said...

Great use of that cup holder, must get some of those and give it a try!

Yummy salsa and guacamole, TFS

Happy WOYWW, Mikes Gal #82 xx

Emily said...

I'm intrigued to see what you do with the candlesticks and love the idea of recycling the coffee wrappers.

Hugs
Emily#58

Neet said...

Guacamole - eat your heart out - I love the stuff! Roll on my trip to CA and Mexican food!
Love the candlesticks but cannot work out what the silverware is going to be.
Thanks so much for sharing, especially those butterflies that have turned out so lovely - Hugs, Neet #45 xx

Ann B said...

Love guacomole, hate corn chips though. also love your butterlfies, the texture certainly adds something.

Ann B
#71

Francesca said...

this week I have decided to start with the sevens as I am 77. to see how far I get. I love the butterfly die I have it too.... really versatile. Pleeese no more food, it is making me hungrey and its only 11.00 am here. Francesca #77

Glenda said...

I always love to visit and see what you have going on. I never learned to knit but love that you can. I'm a crochet girl myself so knitting seems backward to me. Also love those butterflies. I may have to steal this idea. What great texture on them!

Rita said...

Lovely goodies on your desk Kay. I love the sound of the cowl too, please let us see it finished. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita 88

Lori said...

Love your idea of using the coffee cup wrapper - so creative. Love the butterflies!

toni said...

Hi Kay, lots of nice things on your desk, I can't think why both B plates got cut, sounds like a vicious die you've got there. Your Knitting looks gorgeous lovely yarn you're using. I've just started Knitting a little top for my Friend's baby girl. I haven't knit anything for years and I'd forgotten how satisfying it is happy WOYWW toni #107

MrsC.x said...

love the butterflies yet another reason to buy hubby coffee so i can liberate stuff! lol
happy woyww Mrs.C.xx #63

Elizabeth said...

Hi Kay, love the butterflies - great texture. I've done the same to both my B plates - got carried away and didn't check the dies were all facing the same way in the sandwich. Talking of sandwiches, your snack looks delicious. Thanks for sharing - even if it is just in a photo :)) Have a great day and fabulous week. Elizabeth x #101

Craftychris said...

Love those butterflies! I have done the same thing. You probably put the die the wrong way up. They plate will still work ok though. That snack looks yummy! xx #80

CraftygasheadZo said...

Ah interesting to read you use TH dies with your Cuttlebug cos I thought I couldn't use them. Glad to see I can! Take care Zo xx 118

scrapwordsmom said...

I always love to see what yo do Kay!!! You are one creative and happy soul:).

BTW, Leanne from Chaos comes happiness does all my blog banners. She is awesome!!!

Tertia said...

You are doing some interesting things this week. That snack looks so good!
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #47

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Love, love your recycled butterflies!! :)
Mary Jo #112

Princess Judy Palmer said...

My dad used to make wind chimes out of old flatware. They were neat and made a pleasing sound in the breeze. Of course, this is AZ so the string holding the together rotted so I don't have it anymore. I wonder if your die cut into both B plates just because the paper you were cutting was thick. I've had some dies do that. Your snack looks good. I totally wanted chips and salsa for dinner last night (and got it too, but why on god's green earth is there PACE PICANTE sauce in my house? Its not really salsa, but it is what I had).

Last Door Studio said...

I really love the upcycling with the coffee cup...

Have a great rest of the week.

Anne said...

Lovely butterflies and the snack looks yummy. Happy WOYWW Anne x #134

Deb said...

love your idea for the cup holder, those butterflies look fabulous, will be holding onto my holders from now on!
yum, could just dive into that guacamole!
Debxx

Ali H said...

Hi Kay thanks for stopping by ! Looks like lots of fun with your trusty green Bug this week ! Have a fun week Ali #56

Bridget Larsen said...

Hazardous waste!!! oh my maybe our whole body is hazardous lol, so strange that they called your knee that. Your guacamole looks yummy, glad to see more food photos
Bridget #3

Victoria said...

Great idea to die cut recycling.. the butterflies look great! Can't help you with the Cuttlebug question though, I'm afraid. Yummy nosh!

Erika said...

Hi Kay I could do with that snack just now, nomn, nomn. Hope you've had a great Wednesday loving your butterflies. Hugs Erika. #92

fairy thoughts said...

hi kay
lovely busy desk as usual, not sure whyt you are going to do with the strange looking tools in the red cup.. looks interesting though
thanks for sharing
janet #61

Terry said...

You've got quite a mix of things on your desk! I love that you're recycling Starbucks coffee wraps. I'm now following your blog and hope you'll follow mine at http://goinovertheedge.blogspot.com.

Terry #60

Katie Bolinger said...

I've never thought to run corrugated cardboard through the Cuttlebug. The butterflies look great. Thanks for the inspiration. Katie #158

My name is Cindy said...

Love your corrugated butterflies!! I lpve my cuttlebug, even though I have a bigger machine the CB is my go to machine of choice. Both my B plates are cut up, I don't think you're doing anything wrong (Come to that so is my C plate but I don't think it matters that much). Happy WOYWW, Cindy #85

Sandy said...

Those butterflies are awesome like that. I just got those ones and will try them that way. will look out to see what you make with them. Food looks yummmmm Sandy :) $59

Julia Dunnit said...

Did you cut one butterfly the other way up to the other, perhaps? My B plates were very scarred by the time my cuttlebug died. I have a big shot now and work hard to keep one plate un-scarred so that the really fragile stock doesn't get marked. I'm slow and do not get the clue about the collection of cutlery. Alhtough I like it just as it is, actually!!

Neesie said...

Phewph...I'm finally here Kay!
The butterflies are lovely and to think they have been recycled is even better.
I'm stumped as to what you might do with the contents of that red cup?
I'll look forward to your reveal ;D
I wasn't feeling hungry until I saw you're snack! Now I've got the munchies!
Thanks for visiting me earlier and I'm sorry I'm so late getting back to you.
Happy WOYWW Neesie #29

Joynana said...

I am not sure why both plates would get cut. With the Tim Holtz dies I put the blades facing up and lay the paper on top and then a B plate. That should be the only one to get cut. Sorry, I am so late getting here, no time for blogging last night after work, had to make 2 cards, 1 for a birthday and the other for my boss who is home sick all week. #27

Gita said...

I like that you used the Starbucks wrapper for your butterfly dies. Yum, chips and salsa and guac...I could eat and eat!!! :-) Brigita #124

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thanks for making it over to see me already, Kay! I'm waiting for my friend to pick me up for the day, so I'm getting some snooping in. Lots going on here! First of all, I know you're in great shape, but you shouldn't be picking up your desk. Second, great idea to recyle the coffee cup wrapper into dimensional butter flies. Third, can't wait to see what you do with the silverware. And, finally, crap, now I want chips and guac and I don't have any!! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #125

Darnell J Knauss said...

P.S. What is a cowl? Is that a scarf? Over here, a cowl is a type of collar on a sweater. So if you just wore a cowl, ahem, it would be a little nipply and breezy and, possibly, illegal in some states.

Barb King said...

I like the texture of the butterfly on that paper. Nice recycling! Barb

Lindsay Weirich said...

those chips look yummy! Don't worry about the plates, my big shot plates get all cut up when i use them, I think it is normal:)

Lynn Holland said...

Hi Kay
We've (me & 2 friends) have just been given a die cutter by Redanne, it was her first one, she now has one like yours.
We've been to a craft fair today to buy some dies to add to the ones Anne gave us.
It was my birthday on the 13th august but as you can see it's still going on. I love them.
Have a good crafty week
Lynn # 102 x x x

lisa said...

What a brilliant idea to use coffee cups to cut your shapes, I love the texture.
Yummy, those chips and salsa look delicious, you are making my mouth water!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax#93

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Lunch Lady Jan said...

Guacamole...yum yum, in my tum :P Love it but there are soooo many calories in it!!
Knitting a cowl sounds good, I hate hats so wear cowl type things a lot in the winter. Looks better than a scarf!
And those butterflies are fab - great recycling :D
Hugs, LLJ #71 xx

Queen Lightwell said...

Its so nice you have such a large table for crafting on! :)
The butterflies are pretty cool, too, though I have no idea what you did to mark up both your plates...mostly because I have a BigShot and I always mark up the one plate and if that's wrong please don't tell me! lol It's confusing enough to have to think about sandwiches of any sort while in the craft room without wandering off to the kitchen! :)
Have a lovely weekend and thanks for popping in to my blog and leaving a comment. :)
Deeyll

Morti said...

I'm a bit late getting to you this week, but I'm here! Love what you ended up doing with the candlesticks.....

Thanks for stopping by...

Monica said...

I am a week late or a week early, that's the problem with vacations. For a moment i thought you where knitting the chips (crisps?) into the cowl>